DC Jazz Festival (DCJF) announces an extraordinary set of performances through its free video series, ‘DCJazzFest From Home’, featuring never-before-seen footage of DC JazzFest performances from years past, along with robust live-streamed sets from DCJF artist alum.
Jazz lovers are offered unprecedented access to exclusive performances, some of them for the very first time. Shows will be hosted on the DCJF YouTube channel and Facebook page, viewers may donate to the Series Support Fund to directly support both the featured performers and the DCJF Music Education Program.
DCJazzFest From Home kicked off Saturday, April 25 with a 2018 performance by pianist Mark G. Meadows’ band at DC JazzFest at The Wharf. The free video series continues at 7 p.m. every Saturday, now through June.
Performers during the first week of May include:
May 2: Kenny Garrett, the great alto saxophonist;
May 9: Melissa Aldana, Thelonious Monk Competition winner and acclaimed tenor saxophonist;
May 16: Gregoire Maret, the premier jazz harmonica master;
May 23: Ben Williams, renowned bassist, Duke Ellington School grad and Thelonious Monk Competition winner;
May 30: Rochelle Rice, ‘Sweet Honey in the Rock’ alum and exceptional vocalist; and
June 6: Ola Onabule, Nigerian-born, UK upholder of the grand male vocal jazz tradition.
The program supports the DC jazz community, programs and artists that make DCJF events so special each year. Please tune-in to and help spread the word by sharing the series homepage.
Additional performances are expected to be added to the series in the coming weeks, so stay up-to-date with the series by subscribing to the DCJF YouTube Page.
Your contribution to the Series Support Fund will directly support the ‘DCJazzFest From Home’ artists and aid the DCJF Education Program as they continue to provide music education for students across the DC metro area.